Job Description

Temp Parttime Faculty PH

Posting Numberreq10126
Employment TypeFaculty
Faculty Type
Hiring DepartmentTaos Branch
Academic Location
Benefits EligibleAdjunct faculty may be eligible to receive certain UNM benefits in some cases. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary

UNM Taos anticipates hiring one (3) Adjunct Faculty to teach in the Fall 2019 Semester in the Health Sciences Division to teach and/or develop Lower Division Courses (100-200 Level).

Anticipated openings includes the following subject:

PH 103 Introduction to Community Health Work

PH 104 Clinical Basics for Frontline Health Workers

PH 105 Mental Health First Responder

PH 202 Community Health Work: Frameworks, Principles, Practices for Direct Service

PH 203 Health Coaching & Promotion

PH 204 Health Navigation & Service Coordination

PH 205 Health Education & Facilitation

PH 206 Health Outreach, Assessment, & Advocacy

The UNM-Taos branch campus serves students from northern New Mexico and the larger community with comprehensive educational opportunities in order to better prepare them to successfully participate in the world as educated, skilled, creative and responsible individuals. The Taos Campus is an open-access, student-centered, affordable college offering dual-credit, basic skills, transfer, career-technical, workforce training and lifelong learning courses and programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Teaching and Learning:

  • Teach course as assigned by the area coordinator and approved by the dean of instruction.
  • Design and implement instructional activities that are appropriate and meaningful.
  • Adhere to the departmental course guidelines and ensure that content covers approved student learning outcomes.
  • Maintain all required college records including attendance and grade reports, roll books, etc.
  • Evaluate student performance using methods appropriate to the course.
  • Implement required student learning outcomes assessment
  • Assist students in receiving needed instructional assistance or reporting problems to the Center for Academic Success and Achievement (CASA)

Curriculum Development:

  • Maintain, review, and update course description, learning outcomes, and course syllabus
  • Recommend supplies, equipment, equipment repairs, textbooks, and the scheduling of classroom and laboratory facilities.
  • Participate in departmental activities relative to revising and updating the course in the area of expertise.
  • Utilize student learning outcomes assessment results to improve courses/program

Professional Development:

  • Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for position.
  • Keep abreast of current technology.
  • Attend workshops, conferences, and professional meetings.
  • Participate in on-campus professional development activities.

Institutional Service:

  • Adhere to all institutional policies and procedures.
  • Attend all required department, division, and college-wide meetings.
  • Serve on committees as required.

· Participate in college-wide activities.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Perform other duties as assigned.

Education consistent with college policy.

Knowledge and Skills
Teaching and administrative experience leading to this level of responsibility. Demonstration of skills in the areas of: communication, organization, and managing multiple priorities; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff, community groups, and others; and demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative team environment.

Positions are contingent upon need each semester as determined by student enrollment levels, current course offering matrix, and demand driven by graduation requirements. Candidates who are selected for these positions will report to Melissa Offenhartz, MA, RN.


Minimum Qualifications to teach or develop courses in the field or subfield for which you are applying are determined by Higher Learning Commission’s accreditation requirements for faculty, and must be met by one of these ways:

1. 5 years of professional practice experience in the competencies taught

2. 5 years experience as a community health worker, developing community health worker roles, supervising community health workers, and/or serving with community health workers on community and/or clinical care teams.

3. 1 year experience utilizing a range of participatory, experiential, adult learning approaches and methods commonly used to train health workers and professionals.

4. Bachelors degree in public health, social work, health education, or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Proficiency in training community and public health workers in a multicultural adult education environment.

2. Masters degree in public health, social work, health education, or closely related field.

3. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Application InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:1.Curriculum Vitae2.Transcript(s) sufficient to assess Minimum Qualifications3.Cover Letter indicating which courses and/or disciplines you are interested in teaching; the days/times you are available to teach; and how your education and/or experience satisfies the Minimum Qualifications criteria4.Three professional references who can speak to your directly relevant knowledge, skills and experience: one training reference, one professional practice reference, one CHW reference

Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best ConsiderationThis posting will remain active until 8/20/2019. Anyone who applies for a position under this posting will automatically be considered for openings in subsequent semesters unless they indicate in their cover letter that they are not interested in teaching in specific semesters.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions

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